Abstract

Innovative use of genetic selection to improve Thai synthetic chicken lines for production (growth and egg) efficiency W. Boonkum1,2, V. Chankitisakul1, M. Duangjinda1,2, B. Laopaiboon2 & P. Khumpeerawat1 Performances in term of growth and egg production in Four Thai synthetic chicken lines were improved using integrated techniques in genetic evaluation and marker assisted selection. The findings showed that those selection tools were successful in bringing significantly change. We could identify specific genotypes for interesting performances in the selected group chickens. The performances of selected Thai synthetic chickens over 9 generations were clearly improved. The superior meat production breed was found in one breed (Khai Mook Esarn) meanwhile the egg production potential of four breeds were similar. Keywords: synthetic chicken line, growth rate, egg production

Wuttigrai Boonkum

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume Electronic Poster Session - Genetic Gain - Breeding Strategies 1, , 355, 2018
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